Here is something to roar about, well as far as I am concerned in any event, but I figured that I would share it all with you in one post, rather than make you run all over the show looking for them. Here is a collection of some awesome reviews for my debut book. Maybe they might sway you in the right direction and before you know it, you too will be caught up in the darkness of Africa.
None of these reviews are so called bought reviews. They are all from readers who were gifted a e-book or that bought the book and took the time to do a review, and to all of them…I THANK YOU.
Reviews for Blood Moon over Africa.
Blood Moon Over Africa
Book 1 of The Blood Trilogy
by Paul Zunckel
Africa, a place where superstition and witchcraft runs deep, a place of beauty, but where death lurks in the shadows. A land shrouded in mystery, with ancient beliefs simmering just beneath the surface – set on a collision course with modern western ideas.
An innocent act unleashes a horror that walks the African night… under the full moon… and nothing is safe.
Piet van Zyl, safari owner, finds himself drawn into a world of witchcraft, and face to face with a horror returned from the grave. With the support of Veronica Strydom, with her vast knowledge of African Culture, he must rid the night of the abomination, or die trying.
“…you cannot help but be compelled to read on…”
Reviewed by Lilian Flesher
This review is from a gifted eBook reviewer copy.
“You will be taken on a journey, an adventure, a scary trip that will have you rooted to the spot, whispering to yourself, WATCH OUT, perhaps yelling at the kindle like me!!! This is a fabulously well-written story, it tells the story of the old ways, witch doctors, medicine men, of tribal beliefs, the things that scare the tribes, the information is endless, you cannot help but be compelled to read on, to follow the journey to the end, keep praying for a miracle because these pair along with their friends and helpers are going to need more than help, they are going to need every ounce of their wits, their courage, their skills, and prayers to protect them.!”
|Reviewed By Janelle Fila for Readers’ Favorite
I loved the opening lines of Blood Moon Over Africa by Paul Zunckel that said, “nothing is safe when the moon is full.” That sums up this story’s premise very well. Piet van Zyl, safari owner, finds himself drawn into a world of witchcraft, and face to face with a horror returned from the grave. An unspeakable evil is unleashed with a curse and awaits under the blood moon. In Africa, witchcraft, voodoo, curses, and superstition are so ingrained in society that everyone believes the magical, evil powers of things like the blood moon. The beliefs are so ancient that people can’t go against them. And so many mysterious and wicked things happen that people continue to blame it on the evils of the blood moon.
One of the keys to this story is that in order to have hoodoo affect you, you have to believe in its magic. They didn’t want outsiders coming in as the magic wouldn’t affect them because they didn’t believe in the creepy powers that the magic held. But there is something about this setting, about the mystery of Africa and the witchcraft and the chanting that really pulled this story together. I believed that the blood moon was out to get me, and I was worried that it couldn’t be stopped. Very creepy, original story that should be read during the day (unless you are very brave).
4.0 out of 5 stars A modern H Ryder Haggard, encompassing mystery and murder … 17 Aug. 2015
By B. R. Jones
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A modern H Ryder Haggard, encompassing mystery and murder with dark African undertones. Definitely a page-turner, its tautly written and carefully plotted. I believe this the author’s first major novel so perhaps even more impressive. A little more in the way of character development would have earned it five stars, and I will devour the next releases with relish
45 mins ·
Supernatural horror powers this story and delivers chills running down your spine.
The story is gripping, impossible to put down, and the prose is very descriptive. The author describes horrifying scenes without diving into over-the-top gore.
The story is a chiller with great characters, believable tragedy and nail-biting suspense.
I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this trilogy.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Terrifiant à souhait… 19 septembre 2015
Par LORIN PHILIPPE
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Paul Zunckel tient toutes ses promesses et nous tient en haleine tout au long du livre. Si comme moi vous aimez L’Afrique et ses rites les plus noirs, vous adorerez vous plonger dans l’action et partager les nuits blanches de Piet et ses ami(e)s. L’Amérique a Stephen King, l’Afrique a Paul Zunckel, et il est bien parti pour conquérir le monde. J’espère qu’il sera rapidement traduit en français pour le plaisir du plus grand nombre. Un immense plus: Paul Zuncker est un auteur à l’écoute de ses lecteurs et vous pouvez lui envoyer des messages sur Facebook, réponse assurée ! J’ai commencé à lire Blood démon revenge, les frissons sont au rendez vous. J’ai un nouvel ami, merci Paul.
Review by: Sub01 on Jan. 13, 2015 :
Talk about a roller coaster ride, a great story that keeps you guessing, and definitely an author to follow. His take on Horror/Thriller is such a fresh approach. It was so good, I could not put it down until the final page.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
Review by: Kathy Rudman on Dec. 31, 2014 :
From the start of the book it grabbed me and had me in it’s hold. Loved the contrast of quiet calm descriptive passages suddenly erupting into the suspense of the unexpected. You never know what this writer is going to explode onto the next page. Several twists and turns with a shock ending !
(reviewed long after purchase)
Review by: Haydn Johns on Dec. 19, 2014 :
Awesome and interesting book!
Well written and very easy to follow.
If you looking for something really different, I highly recommend following Paul as an author.
(reviewed long after purchase)
Review by: vano56 on Dec. 14, 2014 :
Riveting reading. Great story. Paul is a great writer with great suspenseful mystery horror stories!!! Really liking the character Veronica!!! Gonna have to read his second book asap!! I highly recommend you picking his books up and reading them.
Absolutely great book. Well worth my reading marathon as I could not put it down once I started. Great horror story mixed with witchcraft and ancient myth. A truly scary demon stalking the wilds of Africa, I wouldn’t want to run into to here!!!
Review by: VLY on March 30, 2015 :
“Short, pithy chapters driven by fast and furious dialogue . . .Zunckel’s plot is as engaging and brilliantly executed as a few of his characters are . . . a must read – and this is his debut novel Wow, keep it up Mr. Paul Zunckel, I’m a fan for life
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
Okay, enough is enough, but you have to admit, the reviews are pretty cool, and if you are interested, then Blood Moon over Africa is available in all e-Book formats as well as in print…plus in both English and Afrikaans…so sit back and enjoy.
Until next time..Take Care.